Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Picos de Europa

Well, yesterday i arrived at my home for the summer. Hotel Posada del valle, on the edge of the Picos de Europa in North Spain.
I´ll be working here as an organic farmer, ecological surveyor and general outdoor worker here until September.
First impressions are; what an awesome place, superb scenery, with views over the snow clad Picos from my bedroom, massive wildflower diversity, i´ve seen 7 species of orchid today within a few hundred metre of the hotel. Birding might be quite good too. I havn´t really gone far enough to look properly yet today but in the hotel grounds i´ve seen firecrest, chough, griffon vulture and black kites flying over, and the surrounding mountains look pretty promising.

Hopefully there´ll be more to come soon once i´ve got a few more pictures and sightings.

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